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Google Compute Engine gets Autoscaler to adjust app resources based on varying traffic and workloads

Google today added an Autoscaler feature, which helps apps handle varying traffic and workloads, to its Compute Engine on the Google Cloud Platform. The service, … 409 more words

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Xamarin now lets students build native Android and iOS apps for free

Xamarin today announced two new education initiatives for students and one for educators. For all three, the goal is the same: get more people building apps with its tools. 294 more words

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Facebook updates Graph API with features for managing Pages, brings versioning to Ads API

Facebook today updated its Graph API and Ads API to version 2.2. The former is getting new features for apps that manage Pages and the latter is getting versioning support for the first time. 404 more words

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Microsoft releases final Kinect SDK 2.0 and starts accepting Kinect apps in the Windows Store

Microsoft today released the final Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0, which you can download now for free directly from Microsoft.com. The launch means developers can now finalize their apps for the Kinect v2 sensors and begin to commercial deploy them. 311 more words

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Chrome 39 beta arrives with new developer features, including JavaScript Generators and Web Animations control

Two days after releasing the stable version of Chrome 38, Google has pushed out Chrome 39 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux (though most improvements will also apply to Android and Chrome OS). 283 more words

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GitHub partners with 12 companies to give students free developer tools

GitHub today launched the GitHub Student Developer Pack, a new initiative to woo students to its platform. This deal is actually a pretty sweet one: The company has pulled together 12 companies to give students free access to various developer tools “so they can learn by doing.” 337 more words

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The most popular suggestion from Web developers to Microsoft: stop IE development (Update: Deleted)

Update at 2:45PM EST: Microsoft declined to comment on this story. That being said, the suggestion was deleted just a few hours after we published. 361 more words

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